A question that I get with a surprising frequency from non-vegans and vegans alike is whether it’s ethical to consume eggs from a rescued or backyard chicken.[tweet this] It goes something like this. “My friend has her own chickens and she loves them and takes really good care of them and they’re happy and healthy and they lay eggs all the time that aren’t fertilized. So wouldn’t it be okay for her to eat them? I mean if the chicken just drops the egg and walks away? Or carries it to my friend and offers the egg to her with outstretched wing? Or leaves a little note in the ground saying ‘please take this thing that just came out of my vagina/anus and put it in your mouth?’” Okay I may have made up those last two. But you get the idea. There’s even a new dietary distinction called “veggan.” (and I have no idea if that’s how it’s pronounced, but that’s what it’s going to be today). So, let’s finally tackle this beast. What is the ethical concern with eating eggs from rescued or backyard hens? [tweet this] (read more + resources)

When your arm falls off, a medical doctor’s obviously the best person to see. Having a heart attack? I’d recommend the hospital. But what about when it comes to preventing diseases through sound nutrition and lifestyle? We trust our doctors to heal us, treat us, and help us live long, healthy lives. But what if the advice our doctors, medical professionals and organizations are imparting isn’t true or grounded in the reliable science? And worse, what if it’s actually making us sicker? [tweet this] (read more + resources)

Hitler’s Holocaust is one of the most iconic examples of human cruelty, systematic desensitization and social manipulation in human history. That such brutality could possibly take place in our modern world is a testament to the power of a lie repeated often enough.

Humanity must learn from the horrors of our past so as not to repeat them time and again. So when those who survived the Holocaust speak, we, collectively, should listen. [tweet this] (read more + resources)

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This post will serve as a holding place of any podcasts I may happen to be fortunate enough to be on! When the post is up-top that means there’s a new one!  (Newest to oldest below):

Big Fat Vegan Radio

Not Your Milk Podcast

Animal Voices Radio

Nerd Out Podcast

Hang Out With Me Podcast Myq Kaplan

The Vegan Revolution [Second Appearance]:

The Vegan Revolution [First Appearance]:

Most 12-year-old kids go to school, come home, maybe play video games or an after-school sport, go to the movies with their friends and work on homework. And then there’s Thomas Ponce, who, by the age of 12 had formed his own lobbying organization and was active in local government, meeting with congressmen and officials and providing a voice for the animals. With corporations and the animal products industry having some of the loudest lobbyist around, Thomas is working to level the playing field and ensure that the animals are heard. Having started his path to animal activism at the age of 4 years old, Thomas is no ordinary kid. He’s a veritable force to be reckoned with. [tweet this] (read more + resources)